Archive for the 'Sophie Hogatha' Category

Today in 2012: RIP Sophie

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Today is 1 year since we lost Sophie. It seems like yesterday yet still a long ago.

Oh my! What have we done!?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Adorable Dora Blue is about 5 months old who came home from the shelter and vet just last night. Dora’s former daddy ended up behind bars, his girl friend found Dora in the basement and turned her over to animal control. When I walked in with her I could see the gears turning in Ginger […]

Sophie Hogatha 2009-2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012

It has taken me some days to get around to doing even this short and difficult post. Tuesday January 31st 2012 saw the passing of Sophie Hogatha the Bottomless Pit. The only consolations we have is that it was a quick passing for her. And that we had a lot of quality time together. Sophie […]


Friday, March 4th, 2011

Poor Sophie. Somewhere in the course of a 15 minute poddy break (about all the longer the bum wants to spend outdoors anyway) she crossed paths with a skunk. After examining her I find it mostly on her nose, neck and feet so I suspect she’s walked through it rather than having being sprayed.. This […]

Ringing out 2010

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

What a way to bring 2010 to a conclusion. It’s 60 degrees here in western Indiana today and the last of the ice melted off the driveway overnight. After a little work today became the last official riding day of 2010. And after the December we’ve had here a couple hours of riding was just […]

My dog is Passive-Aggressive

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Sophie certainly has the brawn in the family and though she’s as loyal as a dog can be considering the language barrier and all – she’s not a schemer. If Sophie wants something she simply takes it, damn the torpedoes. Ginger is another story. This girl is a schemer sometimes too smart for her own […]


Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Sophie will eat almost anything and she reinforced that tonight by cleaning up a 1/2 dozen broccoli florets the Missus accidentally dropped on the floor making dinner. Ginger has a bit more discriminating tastes than Sophie and decided she’d pass on the Broccoli. Which was fine with Sophie who proceeded to pilfer Ginger’s piece. Which […]

Speaking of rawhides….

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Over the last few weeks we’ve noticed the girls getting all worked up and barking at something several times an evening. But there’s nothing going on…. I think I may finally have figured it out though, thanks to the game of musical rawhides currently underway in our living room…. Sophie is barking at the front […]

Cheap Entertainment

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

There is nothing like 3 dogs and 3 different rawhides to make an evening of fine entertainment. It’s barely 7pm and already they’ve each “stolen” one from another on no less than 3 occasions. Each. I’ve also discovered there is a rawhide my girls can’t shred in 15 minutes flat… never thought I’d see that […]


Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Little Miss Sophie Hogatha, at 8-ish months, is tipping the scales at 61 pounds. She likes her Christmas presents. She likes Ginger’s presents, too. The night she got them she played until she went to sleep with her head on one. I like keeping her teeth busy And the girl has some teeth! Ginger is […]